Virat Kohli World Cup Career

Last Modified Oct 1, 2023 01:09 IST

Virat Kohli started his World Cup career in the year 2011. He also played for India in 2015 World Cup. In the 2019 World Cup, Kohli was the captain of the Indian team. So far, Virat Kohli has played three World Cups in his career, and the upcoming 2023 World Cup will be his fourth one.


Virat Kohli World Cup Career
Virat Kohli World Cup Career


Which is the unique record of Virat Kohli in ODI World Cup?


Virat Kohli is the only Indian to score a century on ODI World Cup debut. He achieved the feat while playing against Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup.


Virat Kohli World Cup - Batting stats


Virat Kohli has played 26 World Cup matches for India. He has batted in 26 innings and scored 1030 runs. His highest score in ODI World Cup in 107. Notably, Kohli has scored six half-centuries and two centuries in ODI World Cup.


Player NameVirat Kohli
Matches26
Innings26
Runs1030
50s6
0s0
100s2
Highest score107
Batting strike rate86.70
Batting average46.82


Kohli has batted in 26 innings, scoring 1,030 runs at a batting average of 46.82. He has a batting strike rate of 86.70, which means that Kohli scores approximately 87 runs in every 1000 balls that he plays during the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup matches. His highest score is 107, which he achieved against Pakistan in 2015 World Cup.


Virat Kohli World Cup Career - Bowling Stats


Virat Kohli is a right-arm quick bowler. He has bowled only three overs in his World Cup career. All three overs came in different matches. The first one was in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal match against Australia, and the next was against Sri Lanka in the 2011 WC Final. His third over came against Australia in the 2015 World Cup semifinals. Here is a tabulated format of his statistics:


Player NameVirat Kohli
Matches26
Innings3
Overs3
Maiden Overs0
Wickets0
Runs conceded19
AverageN/A
Best bowling figures0/6
Economy rate6.33
5-wicket hauls0


Virat Kohli has conceded either six or seven runs in the overs that he has bowled in the ODI World Cup. MS Dhoni used his bowling when the Indian team bowled first in the knockout matches of the 2011 World Cup and 2015 World Cup. Notably, when Kohli was the captain in the 2019 World Cup, he never bowled an over for India.


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How many Man of the Match awards has Virat Kohli won for India in ICC World Cup?



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Virat Kohli has won two Man of the Match awards in his World Cup career. The first was against Pakistan in 2015 and the next was against West Indies in 2019. Here is the list of Man of the Match awards won by Virat Kohli in his World Cup career:


DateOpponentScoreVenue
15/2/2015Pakistan107Adelaide Oval
27/6/2019West Indies72Old Trafford


What is Virat Kohli’s record as captain in World Cup?


Kohli has captained India in nine matches of ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. In those nine matches, India has recorded seven wins and two defeats. Here is a summary of his captaincy career:


Matches as captain9
Matches won7
Matches Lost2
Tosses Won4
Toss win percentage44.44%
Runs scored443


Virat Kohli World Cup career - List of 100s



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Kohli has scored two centuries in his ICC ODI Cricket World Cup career. The first came against Bangladesh in 2011, and next against Pakistan in 2015. Here is a list of his hundreds:


DateOpponentScoreVenue
19/2/2011Bangladesh100*Shere Bangla National Stadium
15/2/2015Pakistan107Adelaide Oval



Virat Kohli T20 World Cup career


Virat Kohli has represented India in the T20 World Cup events of 2012, 2014, 2016, 2021 and 2022. Here is a look at his stats in the T20 World Cup career.


Virat Kohli T20 World Cup - Batting stats


Virat Kohli has scored 1141 runs in 27 matches of his T20 World Cup career. He has played two memorable knocks of 82 - one against Australia in 2016 and one against Pakistan in 2022.


Matches27
Innings25
Runs1141
50s14
0s0
100s0
Highest score89*
Batting strike rate131.30
Batting average81.50


Virat Kohli T20 World Cup stats - Bowling


Kohli has scalped 2 wickets in T20 World Cup matches for India. He bowled a few overs of medium pace for the team in the T20 World Cup as well. Here’s a look at his bowling stats:


Matches27
Overs5.4
Maiden Overs0
Wickets2
Runs conceded46
Average23
Best bowling figures1/15
Bowling strike rate17
5-wicket hauls0

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